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'Evdokia' the 1200 Year Old Olive Tree on Corfu, Greece

An imposing olive tree on Corfu, known as 'Evdokia' by local residents, is estimated to be between 1086 and 1200 years old, according to recent studies by German scientists from the Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden). The study was...

Home in the Arms of an Olive Tree in Greece Wins International Architectural Award

The summer home designed by architect Eva Sopeoglou won the prize in the "Best first new architect" category in the annual awards of the international architectural review "Structures". According to an Athens Voice report, the house design gives residents...

NASA Publishes Photo of 2,000-Year-Old Cretan Olive Tree

The oldest olive tree at Vouves, a village 30km west of Chania, is 2,000 years old. Its branches were used during the Athens Olympic Games 2004 and during the Beijing Olympics in 2008. An astro-photographer from Chania, Christos Kotsaftis, photographed...

Venizelos Tells SYRIZA To Back Presidential Unity

In an indirect shot at the major opposition Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIA), PASOK leader and Deputy Premier/Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos said Greece's political parties should not try to block the appointment of a President next year to...

PASOK MP Wants Vote On Venizelos

Beleaguered PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos is coming under increased fire in the party with one of his lawmakers saying there should be a vote at its Congress over who should lead the party. The demand from former Former Deputy Finance Minister...

PASOK Calls Grow For Venizelos' Head

PASOK MP Thanos Moraitis, joining a chorus of dissent against party leader Evangelos Venizelos, has become the first to call for the Socialist chief to step down as its popularity keeps plummeting. Moraitis was the first in the party to...

PASOK MP Questions Venizelos' Strategy

With the once-might PASOK still floundering, one of its lawmakers said the Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos' strategy of siding with Prime Minister and New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras hasn't worked and he wants a new direction for the party. MP...

DIMAR's Kouvelis Quits; Independent Greeks See Changes

After his party's abysmal showing in European Parliament elections - finishing last among major parties with 1.2 percent of the vote - Democratic Left (DIMAR) leader Fotis Kouvelis has resigned under pressure from unhappy lawmakers. DIMAR failed to elect a...